Jason LaFave, MD (he/him/his)
Genesis Mancha, MD (she/her/ella)
We are thrilled and honored to pursue the next step of our career as Pediatric Chief Residents.
This academic year, we are dedicated to renewing each resident’s focus on education by utilizing innovative ways to cover the ABP Board Content in an 18 month curriculum. We plan on maintaining an atmosphere of academic scholarship and lifelong learning by offering a variety of conferences and didactic sessions. In addition to traditional case-based conferences and faculty didactics, we have other interactive conferences. These include game-based programs (ie Jeopardy, Kahoot, Heads Up), Flipped classrooms, and a diversity of educational activities during our academic half-days. We also offer board prep review with faculty and utilize a game-based platform to get our residents motivated to learn in a fun and engaging manner. We are involved with a variety of simulation experiences in order to advance team building and communication skills, as well as increase exposure to clinically complicated scenarios. We help facilitate bi-weekly simulations with the wards team, as well as monthly mock codes and other simulations at the SAIL Center (Simulation and Integrative Learning) to increase performance of technically complex skills.
This year, our overall goals are to act meaningfully to improve resident wellness, provide robust evidence-based education, and provide a stable foundation of support for residents who have experienced multiple pandemic-related changes. We continue to offer flexible wellness half days for our residents as well as wellness events throughout the year. In the past we have had beach days, paint nights, group trips, and macrame workshops to name a few. Our office is always open so that everyone feels comfortable to approach us with any issues that may come up.
We are excited that you are considering our institution for your pediatric residency, and we really hope that you find our program as supportive, diverse, and well-rounded as we do! We look forward to meeting you on your interview trail and answering any questions about our residency program you may have!
Jason and Genesis
Pediatric Chief Residents 2023 – 2024